Rabbi Kenneth Brander is the inaugural Dean of Yeshiva University, Center for the Jewish Future (CJF). The CJF shapes, enriches, and inspires the contemporary Jewish community by convening the resource of Yeshiva University. It does so by infusing the student body with the spirit of leadership and sense of Klal Yisrael. CJF serves to build, cultivate and support communities, Rabbinic and lay leaders, and individuals.
Rabbi Brander is Rabbi Emeritus of the Boca Raton Synagogue, founding dean of the Boca Raton Community Kollel, and founder of the Weinbaum Yeshiva High School of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
Rabbi Brander has received numerous awards for his community service, including: South Palm Beach County Federation Award for Rabbinic Leadership, Hurowitz UJA Federation Award for Rabbinic Leadership, and the Key to the City of Boca Raton for enhancing the quality of life in the community. He has authored many articles in various scholarly journals and also co-edited The Yeshiva University Haggadah.